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Philomena's Bar & Cafe

40 Great Queen Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AA, England
+44 20 7242 5560
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub
40 Great Queen Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AA, England
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Nipped in this afternoon for late lunch as we were killing time waiting for the train home, lovely friendly staff, food was very tasty, piping hot and extremely good value for money (didn't need a second mortgage to have lunch!) Ham and Eggs, Chicken Ciabatta,...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Every time I have been here the place is full of Irish accents. If you are looking for somewhere to watch Irish sport on TV, this is the place to come. The Guinness is good and the food is good too. Large portions. Usually packed...More

Thank Nicknicklambert
Reviewed 23 March 2018

It's not overpriced, it has a great atmosphere, staff are friendly and helpful. What more do you need? Great place for a pint or G&T when wandering around London.

Thank Traci_and_Stuart
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I use this place once or twice a year, mainly for drinks - it is usually very busy and spills out onto the street outside. Yesterday I went in earlier than usual, it was quite busy but only one member of staff serving and several...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 6 March 2018

...with attentive staff and good attitude. Fine selection of beers and lagers AND very good coffee bar!

Thank TibetTrader
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a meal and drink before going to the Grand Lodge. We managed to grab a table and a member of staff came over and took our drink and meal order. As there were 3 of us he bought over our individual receipts...More

Thank Homeboy_hols
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Love this place, staff are very warm and friendly. Been here mainly times before. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 17 December 2017

The staff here try to be as efficient as quick as they can. They DO struggle at times during big football games (particularly ones involving Liverpool/Man United and a london team) however, you can tell that they are trying their best with 8 or 9...More

Thank tomraineywriter
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Good meeting pub, decent pub with plenty of atmosphere. Staff are fantastic- friendly, good laugh and go the extra mile to look after you, very good at selling you more drinks!

Thank axt678
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the place and good service from you all. Many thanks. Looking forward to seeing you all again.

Thank brockleians
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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10 April 2017|
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Response from Sharon F | Reviewed this property |
Covent Garden is close by
9 February 2017|
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Response from FostersKent | Reviewed this property |
Possibly but can't guarantee it
30 October 2016|
Response from Deb N | Reviewed this property |
hi. I'm sorry I don't actually live in london I just go to the bar if any sport is on when I am there. I'm sure if you rang them they'd be able to help you. kind regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Great Queen Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 5560
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